Favourite Housey hymns

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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by michael scuffil » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:33 am

Great Plum wrote:Scipio was played at my leaving service in 99...
Is it not also played at passing-out parades in places like Sandhurst?
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Post by Chimbonda » Fri May 20, 2011 7:33 pm

The Leaving Hymn!

Does anyone know where I can get a recording for this?

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Post by elliotviola » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:07 pm

Great Plum wrote:Scipio was played at my leaving service in 99...
I know this is about 2 years old, but the Leaving service this year featured Scipio. The present hymn sheet might bring back some good memories: http://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/musi ... mmer12.pdf

On the same topic, my favourite Organ voluntary is Widor's Toccata, and my favourite hymn is either the Votum or How Shall I Sing that Majesty.

The BBC Recording of How Shall I Sing that Majesty (sung by the whole of CH!) is here, posted to YouTube by Phil Glenny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=holTwDr4RtI
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by J.R. » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:30 pm

NOT CH, but just a reminder of the leavers service !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8vV3SDDtzs
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by DavidRawlins » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:16 pm

In my time the march from Scipio was played at the end of each leaving service, i.e. three times a year. When did this stop?
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by AHopkins » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:34 pm

I still remember towards the end of, I think, my first term at CH, sitting in the gallery with the rest of the boys in LHA, looking down on the whole school at Chapel one Sunday evening singing Cardinal Newman's "Lead, Kindly Light", and seeing Christopher Nicholson raising his eyes to heaven and singing his heart out. It was sung to the tune ALBERTA and I still remember the last two lines:

"Keep thou my feet, I do not long to see the distant scene,
One step enough for me."

It's not necessarily my favourite hymn, but it's one of the memories of CH that will stay with me forever.

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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by warne011 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:50 am

Just to mention, there's now a poll that goes out in Lent term I think, and the school votes on their favourite hymns and then sings the top 5 on the next Sunday chapel.
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Post by sejintenej » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:43 am

I liked "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". There was another one, number 302 I think but I can't remember what it was; I always felt it was RC rather than Anglican
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by michael scuffil » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:03 am

I always felt it was RC rather than Anglican

I always thought it was Salvation Army or Baptist rather than Anglican.
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Re: Favourite Housey hymns

Post by rockfreak » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:10 pm

Ignore if it's already been mentioned but at Horsham in the '50s we used to sing Coleridge's hymn "He prayeth well who loveth well". It was originally a poem which was later put to music (I don't know when or by whom). As Coleridge was very much a part of the romantic movement of the early nineteenth century I guess it's an attempt to equate God and the natural world. I was once punting around Rydal Mount near Grasmere in the Lake District, like Dove Cottage one of Wordsworth's abodes in the area, and Christ's Hospital gets a mention in regard to Coleridge who was resident in the area for many years.

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Post by DavidRawlins » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:27 pm

sejintenej wrote:I liked "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". There was another one, number 302 I think but I can't remember what it was; I always felt it was RC rather than Anglican
302 was "O God of earth and altar" by G K Chesterton.
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